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Holiday Happenings
'Tis the season
"...festive ATX events will help get you in the holiday spirit...."

Dec. 12, 2016 Chron Events Post by Morgan Menendez

Holiday Dinners, Holiday Treats
And this list will grow as the year grows toward its end …
" team has started rounding up a sampler of holiday culinary options for your perusal, and these are them..."

Dec. 17, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Where to Get Your Tamale Fix in Austin This Holiday Season
Order now!
"...While a lot of our holiday traditions may look a little different this year (drive-thru..."

Dec. 16, 2020 Food Post by Lilli Hime

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas
The giving season can be murder in the original slasher
" fun? Cold. Damp. Scarlet-clad strangers breaking into your house. Carol singers. It's Halloween with pneumonia. So no wonder..."

Dec. 2, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: Gremlins
Classic black comedy has the blues
"...her two pivotal scenes in Gremlins, expert and enduring holiday catharsis...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Holiday Viewing: Elf
One for the whole family
"...Christmas season at my parents’ house always meant time spent with family (my mom being..."

Dec. 5, 2017 Screens Post by Mark Fagan

Fantastic Fest Review: Holiday
Grueling Danish drama elicits unlikely sympathies
" Denmark’s next big thing. With her debut film Holiday, she has constructed a film worth pondering – one..."

Sept. 24, 2018 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

White House Down
Roland Emmerich blows up the White House real good, so who cares if it doesn't all compute when you have Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as an Obama-ish prez) battling to become last men standing?
"...waste to Manhattan in Godzilla, and dive-bombed the White House in Independence Day is back for another shot at..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Extended Holiday Edition
Queertastic grrrl events this weekend, and every weekend
"...Where the Girls Go/ATX is doing for this lovely holiday season. But we didn’t want to leave y'all in..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Monster House
This animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to put it out of commission feels maddeningly unfinished.
"...spook show, this animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Holiday Dessert Contest Winners Recipes Revealed
Two winners of Faraday's Holiday Dessert Contest share their winning recipes
"...The recent Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest at Faraday's Kitchen Store (1501 RR..."

Dec. 1, 2008 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Let It Pop With Double Scorpio This Holiday Season
Merry Christmas, ya filthy VHS
"...‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a VHS needed cleaning, not even that one..."

Dec. 19, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Her First House
"...CHRONIC-STATESMEMBER Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 Part of an ongoing holiday series. When the workload piles up at City Hall,..."

Nov. 20, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Former State Senator Killed in House Fire
Former state Sen. Frank Madla died over the holiday weekend in a house fire.
"...Antonio home over the Thanksgiving weekend. Candles from a holiday display are believed to be the accidental cause of..."

Nov. 27, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

Austin Chefs Share Their Holiday Traditions
Try something completely different this year
"...Year's Eve finish line, we'll have survived yet another holiday season. By now, you've likely been regaled with familiar..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

How to Handle Your (Very Nice) Family This Holiday Season
Where, oh where, have all the hideouts gone?
"...With Thanksgiving over and the first round of holiday visits drawing to a close, my wife and I..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Food Column by Emily Beyda

Thanksgiving Orphans Rejoice: There Are Local Options to Save Your Holiday
Booze is one holiday essential that doesn’t grow on a farm
"...Farmhouse Delivery..."

Nov. 20, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Holiday Wish Lists 2006
Give 'til it helps: Part 1
"...Before we get too wrapped up in all the holiday folderol, tripping the trails – and neighborhoods – of..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature

A Brief History of Holiday Tamales
And where to acquire these little bundles of iconic Texan year-end tradition
"..."For one raucous weekend, we gather at my mother's house and get cooking. Mimosas are consumed, and dozens upon..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Hideout Theatre's The Hallmark Holiday Musical
This delightful improvised spin on Hallmark Christmas movies has just what the real things never do: surprises
"...The difference between a Hallmark holiday movie and the Hideout Theatre's improvised musical version of..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Holiday Dining Doesn't Have to Be All Stomach Cramps and Anaphylaxis
Picnik’s edible philosophies
" end, the opportunities for rum-soaked frolicking and indulgent holiday feasting seem to snowball faster than Buddy the Elf..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more
"...heart and the conscience. You can also direct your holiday glad tidings toward any of the worthy nonprofit providers..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

The Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Political Survival Guide
Borscht in a Bag, a male chastity belt, and more gifts to get you through the rut
" $40. Or you can make your own with household goods: We recommend decaf tea and whiskey.  – Sarah..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

IBIZ Districts: Voting local with holiday dollars
Keep Austin weird by shopping locally
"...weird – then we should remember to throw some holiday spending their way this season. That's the message from..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Holiday Wish Lists 2004
Presents for Public Service
"...Here is our annual Holiday Wish List list. We are grateful for these and..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Features Feature

Holiday Viewing: TV Christmas Episodes
Celebrate the season in Sunnydale, the Oval Office, and more
"...The thing about holiday episodes from television series is, they don’t always age..."

Dec. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Wish Lists 2004, Part 2
Presents for public service
"...Here is Part 2 of our annual Holiday Wish List list. We are grateful for these and..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

The Annual Haunted House Guide Speak No Evil -- Live It!
"...were the only ones in costume at the haunted house I went to last year. What is up with..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Arts Feature

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair Has Something for Reader on Your Gift List
Twenty-three Lone Star literary lights will be at Humanities Texas' annual shopping event
"...Still wondering what to get the readers on your holiday gift list? Humanities Texas can help you stuff their..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Holiday Gift Guide: Film Fan
From up on the screen to under the tree
"...gas station in Tobe Hooper's classic to the Hewitt house from 2006's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. While taking..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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